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VolcanoWatch [1 June 2010]

Posted by feww on June 5, 2010

Mount Pagan Ejects a Small Plume

False-color satellite image of Mount Pagan, located in the Northern Marianas Islands, shows a small gas and steam plume rising from the volcano on June 3, 2010. “The blue tint of the volcanic plume hints that it may be rich in sulfate aerosols, which could be acting as nuclei for the condensation of water droplets, resulting in cloud formation in the plume.” Iimage was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Emission and Reflection Radiometer aboard NASA’s Terra
satellite. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (2 MB, JPEG)

Cleveland Volcano Restive

False-color image of Mount Cleveland was acquired by ASTER on NASA’s Terra satellite. “Snow is white, clouds are pink, vegetation is red, and water is almost black.”  The Alaska Volcano ObservatoryThe volcano is located about 1,500 kilometers (900 miles) SW of  Anchorage, Alaska. reported an plume of ash above Cleveland volcano rising to a height of about 4,900 meters (16,000 feet) on May 30th.
Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (931 KB, JPEG)

Summary of Weekly Volcanic Activity Report

[Source: SI/USGS]

New Activity/Unrest (26 May-1 June 2010)

  • Arenal, Costa Rica –  [Group F]
  • Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia)  –  [Group J]
  • Cleveland, Chuginadak Island – [Group H]
  • Kirishima, Kyushu –  [Group J]
  • Pacaya, Guatemala – [Group F]
  • Pagan, Mariana Islands (Central Pacific) – [Group L]
  • Sarigan, Mariana Islands (Central Pacific)  –  [Group L]
  • Tungurahua, Ecuador –  [Group D]
  • Ulawun, New Britain –  [Group K]
  • Yasur, Vanuatu (SW Pacific)  – [Group L]

Map of Volcanoes. Background Map: University of Michigan. Designed and enhanced by Fire Earth Blog. Click image to enlarge.

Ongoing Activity:

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Tropical Cyclone Phet – Latest Satellite Images

Posted by feww on June 5, 2010

Tropical Cyclone Phet Weakens, Nears Pakistan-Iran Border Region

Cyclone Phet, IR Image (2-km res). Source: CIMSS – Click images to enlarge.

Estimated Location on June 5, 2010 at 02:00UTC: 24.0N, 60.6E

Visible image of Tropical Cyclone Phet captured by NASA’s Terra satellite  on June 4 at 06:40 UTC (2:40 a.m. EDT) showed the lack of an eye, indicating that the storm had weakened after making landfall in Oman. Source: NASA Goddard/MODIS. Click image to enlarge.

An infrared image of Cyclone Phet captured by NASA’s AIRS instrument on the Aqua satellite on June 4 at 09:47 UTC. Phet”s center (yellow circle) is seen leaving the Oman. Purple in the center shows the high cold thunderstorms surrounding the center, where the temperatures are as cold as -53 Celsius (-63 Fahrenheit). Source: NASA JPL

Cyclone Phet caused massive flooding in Muscat, pounding the capital with winds gusts of more than 210 km/hr (130 mph), killing at least 2 people, and halting Oman’s oil and gas production.

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Warsaw Heavily Flooded

Posted by feww on June 5, 2010

Comment by a Reader in Poland:

“I don’t get it, why there’s no news about it around the world?”

Hey. I think  I should update you right about now:

Terrible storms invaded Poland since Wednesday night, the capital city is terribly flooded with just rain water (cars are whole under water in some places). With such huge amount of rain and rivers still full of flood from two weeks ago, ground cannot take any more water. And the second wave of flood is raging in, and we suspect there’s gonna be a third one.

Flooding in a suburb of Warsaw. Source: Onet.Pl. Image may be subject to copyright. See Fire-Earth Fair Use Notice.

We’re massively flooded, and I don’t get it, why there’s no news about it around the world? All I can read in US news in some sport superbowl or something.

Here you have photos: (click blue “nastepne” for next photo),21,0,pokaz.html

Fire Earth found only a brief mention of flooding by AP (CP) on the Internet:

In the Warsaw suburb of Piaseczno, water rose high enough in some places to nearly immerse cars. Firefighters used boats to navigate streets as they helped evacuate residents.

Sandomierz, a town in the country’s south that was among the worst-hit places last month, was bracing Friday for new floods.

Landslides also destroyed houses in some areas, including in Klodne, in southern Poland, where people have been trying to salvage belongings after their homes collapsed.

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